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Sep 24, 2018

MACOM’s New Power Detector Family Features Integrated Directional Couplers and Built-In Temperature Compensation

  • New MACP Series power detectors provide unrivaled ease-of-use in a small footprint
  • MACOM’s new power detector family covers 2 – 6, 6 – 18 and 10 – 30 GHz frequency ranges
  • New solutions will be showcased at EuMW 2018 in booth #271

LOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 24, 2018-- MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions, today announced its new MACP Series of high-performance power detectors with integrated, low loss directional couplers, optimized for power monitoring and leveling in point-to-point radios, ISM, radar, VSAT, EW and aerospace and defense applications. The integrated solution of the directional coupler and temperature compensated detector circuit enables customers to dramatically simplify their system designs and lower BOM costs while preserving valuable board space.

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The integrated solution of the directional coupler and temperature compensated detector circuit enab ...

The integrated solution of the directional coupler and temperature compensated detector circuit enables customers to dramatically simplify their system designs and lower BOM costs while preserving valuable board space. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The new MACP Series power detectors operate in frequency ranges from 2 – 6 GHz (MACP-010571), 6 – 18 GHz (MACP-010572) and 10 – 30 GHz (MACP-010573), and provide low insertion loss and high directivity enabling power monitoring along a transmission line. The devices are housed in lead-free, 1.5 x 1.2 mm surface mount plastic packaging compatible with standard pick and place assembly equipment.

“For system designers seeking plug-and-play ease of use and design flexibility, MACOM’s MACP Series power detectors provide an elegant, integrated power monitoring solution,” said Graham Board, Senior Director of Product Marketing, MACOM. “This family of footprint compatible detectors covers 2 to 30 GHz. Through the integration of the directional coupler and temperature compensation circuit, we have developed easy to use, robust and cost-effective power detector solutions that are suitable for multiple power sensing missions.”

For over 60 years, MACOM’s design and applications experts have spearheaded innovation in the RF, microwave and millimeterwave domain, developing the industry’s broadest portfolio of MMICs and components spanning the entire RF signal chain. Leveraging advanced, proprietary technologies, MACOM’s heterogeneous semiconductor and packaging strategy ensures that each individual RF system function is fully optimized to deliver maximum performance at the appropriate cost. MACOM remains firmly committed to delivering true competitive advantage to our customers, providing superior technology, expertise, cost structures and supply chains – without compromises.

The table below outlines typical component performance:

               
Parameter Units MACP-010571 MACP-010572 MACP-010573
 
Frequency GHz

2 - 6

6 - 18

10 - 30

Insertion Loss dB 0.17 @ 4 GHz 0.27 @ 12 GHz 0.4 @ 20 GHz
Input Return Loss dB 30 @ 4 GHz 30 @ 12 GHz 15 @ 20 GHz
Output Return Loss dB 30 @ 4 GHz 30 @ 12 GHz 18 @ 20 GHz
Minimum Detectable Power dBm -15 @ 4 GHz -16 @ 12 GHz -18 @ 20 GHz
Directivity dB 14.5 @ 4 GHz 16 @ 12 GHz 13 @ 20 GHz
Bias 3.2 V, 0.3 mA 3.2 V, 0.3 mA 3.2 V, 0.3 mA
 

MACOM’s MACP Series power detectors are available to customers today. For assistance identifying MACOM products optimized to substitute or replace offerings from other vendors, visit MACOM’s Cross Reference tool.

MACOM will showcase its industry leading RF technology portfolio at European Microwave Week (EuMW) 2018, Booth #271 in Madrid, Spain, September 25th – 27th. MACOM’s booth will feature new product solutions optimized for 5G, wireless basestations, radar, test and measurement and industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications. To make an appointment, contact your local sales representative. For more information about MACOM’s RF technology solutions, please visit: www.macom.com.

ABOUT MACOM:
MACOM enables a better-connected and safer world by delivering breakthrough semiconductor technologies for optical, wireless and satellite networks that satisfy society’s insatiable demand for information.

Today, MACOM powers the infrastructure that millions of lives and livelihoods depend on every minute to communicate, transact business, travel, stay informed and be entertained. Our technology increases the speed and coverage of the mobile Internet and enables fiber optic networks to carry previously unimaginable volumes of traffic to businesses, homes and datacenters.

Keeping us all safe, MACOM technology enables next-generation radars for air traffic control and weather forecasting, as well as mission success on the modern networked battlefield.

MACOM is the partner of choice to the world’s leading communications infrastructure, aerospace and defense companies, helping solve their most complex challenges in areas including network capacity, signal coverage, energy efficiency and field reliability, through its best-in-class team and broad portfolio of analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products.

MACOM is a pillar of the semiconductor industry, thriving for more than 60 years of daring to change the world for the better, through bold technological strokes that deliver true competitive advantage to customers and superior value to investors.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

MACOM, M/A-COM, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, M/A-COM Tech, Partners in RF & Microwave, The First Name in Microwave and related logos are trademarks of MACOM. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS:
This press release contains forward-looking statements based on MACOM's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to MACOM. These forward-looking statements reflect MACOM's current views about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause those events or our actual activities or results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Although MACOM believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot and does not guarantee future events, results, actions, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those factors described in "Risk Factors" in MACOM's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. MACOM undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

DISCLAIMER FOR NEW PRODUCTS:
Any express or implied statements in MACOM product announcements are not meant as warranties or warrantable specifications of any kind. The only warranty MACOM may offer with respect to any product sale is one contained in a written purchase agreement between MACOM and the purchaser concerning such sale and signed by a duly authorized MACOM employee, or, to the extent MACOM's purchase order acknowledgment so indicates, the limited warranty contained in MACOM's standard Terms and Conditions for Quotation of Sale, a copy of which may be found at: http://www.macom.com/partner-login.

Source: MACOM Technology Solutions Inc.

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